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Solved: hard drive wont work in laptop but will work externelly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by playme123, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. playme123

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    Got a second hand 40gb hard drive for my smasung vm7000 as the one its got is tiny. When inserted hard drive into lappy it comes up with disk read error press control alot del. However if put this in external closure works fine. This hd has win xp on it and still has some docs on it which the seller has asked me to copy to cd for him. Do I need to formatt and reload xp on it to work. Please help guys as am trying to give an aging laptop a new lease of life(and yes im upgrading the ram):eek:
     
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    anyone please
     
  3. playme123

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    solved it myself, formatted the drive and re installed windows its working fine now have 40gb instead of a paltry 6gb yippeeeeeee
     
  4. jackdw

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    You won't be able to give the seller his files back though...
     
  5. playme123

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    took the files of before reformatted and there now on cd, cheeky git said would send blank cd and he aint. In two minds whether to send him the cd
     
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    He might send you blank one when you've sent him his files.
    CD's are as cheap as chips anyway, it's not a huge loss...
     
  7. playme123

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    I know there cheap, and postage aint that much either. It took me a wee while to do though.
     
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